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Aortic tear and dissection related to connective tissues abnormalities resembling Marfan syndrome in a Great Dane
- Lenz, Jennifer A., Bach, Jonathan F., Bell, Cynthia M., Stepien, Rebecca L.
- Journal of veterinary cardiology 2015 v.17 no.2 pp. 134-141
- Great Dane, connective tissues, dogs, histopathology
- Aortic tears and acute aortic dissection are rarely reported in dogs. This report describes a case of aortic dissection and probable sinus of Valsalva rupture in a young Great Dane with associated histopathologic findings suggestive of a connective tissue abnormality.